Liebherr electric powered crane debuts at Port of Los Angeles

By: | Issue #660 | at 08:00 AM | Channel(s): Ports & Terminals  Equipment and Tech  

Liebherr electric powered crane debuts at Port of Los Angeles

The mobile harbor crane builder Liebherr has finalized the electrification of a previously supplied crane to the Port of Los Angeles. Liebherr worked with SA Recycling at the Port of Los Angeles to upgrade the crane to a fully electric mobile harbor crane.

Rory McBride, sales manager maritime equipment for Liebherr U.S.A., told AJOT that the Liebherr LHM 550 is a 144-ton machine with a 54-meter boom utilizing a innovative skid pan configuration. This allows the crane to be very efficient in handling scrap metal. The LHM 550 is very energy and cost efficient relative to traditional scrap handling cranes operating in the United States. For example, the LHM 550 can lift upwards of 62 tons in one move. The crane is also one of the greenest cranes because it is electric powered…


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